Spidi MotoCAP comfort

MotoCAP adds 15 safety and comfort ratings

The internationally awarded MotoCAP safety and thermal comfort ratings system for motorcycle clothing has added 15 more items to its list of tested gear. The Australian safety intitiative, launched in September last year, is the first of its type in the world. It has now rated 186 items of clothing, including 50 pairs of pants, 90 …

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Komine JK-084 3D mesh inner vest

Komine mesh vest for long hot summer

This Komine JK-084 3D mesh inner vest will take the heat out of your riding this long, hot summer. We’ve already had a few days riding in almost 40C heat, so we’ve been able to give this vest a good test under both a leather jacket and a flow-through mesh summer jacket. While it may …

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BMW R 18 heritage

BMW heritage fashion suits R 18 cruiser

BMW Motorrad has launched a 2020 heritage collection of rider gear to appeal to riders of their R nineT models as well as the upcoming R 18 cruiser. “BMW Motorrad has announced the launch of a serial-production motorcycle for the second half of 2020, which will mark its entry into the cruiser segment,” their press …

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Chris Hurren Varied protection for country and urban riders MotoCAP

Varied protection for country and urban riders

Urban and country riders need different levels of abrasion, impact and seam-bursting protection in their riding gear, according to MotoCAP chief scientist Chris Hurren. He explains the differences in this video from MotoCAP, the world’s first safety and comfort ratings system for motorcycle clothing which launched on 18 September 2018. Jackets and pants tested Almost …

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Motocap Motorcycle clothing rating system launched abrasion tests

Why does riding gear fail abrasion tests?

Motorcycle jackets and pants tested in the MotoCAP safety and comfort ratings have failed in the abrasion tests, but could easily be made safer, says a technical expert. Back in 2015, Deakin University fibre science and technology senior researcher Chris Hurren warned that eight out of 10 of the most commonly worn motorcycle suits in …

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Jackets fail MotoCAP abrasion testing

Jackets fail MotoCAP abrasion testing

A dozen motorcycle jackets have failed dismally in abrasion testing for the latest round of MotoCAP safety and comfort ratings. Only two of the six leather jackets tested scored three out of five stars for safety. Six leather and textile jackets scored two stars while three textile and the $749 Harley-Davidson Command leather jacket scored …

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Merlin Chase leather jacket fits

How to buy a motorcycle jacket that fits correctly

Selecting a leather or textile riding jacket that fits properly is nearly as important as getting a helmet to fit correctly. A motorcycle jacket that is too tight will restrict your movement on the bike while a loose jacket will flap around annoyingly, causing fatigue over a long day in the saddle. The best and …

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